LA Expo
2024 Schedule

DATES: June 7-9, 2024

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Day 1

Fri., June 7, 2024

Day 2

Sat., June 8, 2024

Day 3

Sun., June 9, 2024

10:00 AM

Badge Registration Open
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1 hr

11:00 AM

Expo Floor Opens

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8 hrs

11:15 AM

ACT Entertainment Presents

Getting to Know grandMA3

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1 hr 30 min

Location: Screening Room 5

Seminar Details

ACT Academy invites you to get hands-on with the grandMA3 console! This session will offer an overview of the grandMA3 hardware and software capabilities, how they are used in various entertainment scenarios, as well as the core concepts behind controlling today’s most complex and capable lighting fixtures. Focused on how to get from your first showfile to your first live playback, this session breaks down the grandMA3 platform into approachable pieces for new learners as well as seasoned lighting professionals.

11:15 AM

Film Series

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Doors Open at 11 AM

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4 hrs

Location: Steven J Ross Theater

12:00 PM

Women in Media Presents

The Altitude Awards + The ICON Award

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50 min

Location: Screening Room 12

Seminar Details

All are invited to join WiM, along with our esteemed judges, vendor partners, and the wider WiM community for The Altitude Awards. We’re celebrating outstanding women and gender non-conforming cinematographers, gaffers, and camera operators. Prizes are awarded to the top 4 winners, the Emerging Filmmaker, and 10 semi-finalists at this exciting awards ceremony. We’ll also be paying tribute to Susan Lewis – our 2024 ICON – for her groundbreaking achievements in public relations, communications, and community building.

1:00 PM

Digital Cinema Society Presents

Focus On Cine Lenses From the Buyer’s POV

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50 min

Location: Screening Room 5

Seminar Details

DCS will once again hold our popular examination of the Cinema Lens market at Cine Gear Expo with an eye towards investing. See what’s new from top lens manufacturers as they discuss the latest trends in Cine Optics and see what’s the right lens for you.

Participants include, (in alphabetical order): Angénieux, Atlas, ARRI, Canon, Cooke, Fujinon, Infinity Photo-Optical, Leitz, Sigma, and ZEISS

1:00 PM
Canon Presents

Making “Scary Good” with Canon’s new Cinema EOS C400

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50 min

Location: Screening Room 12

Seminar Details

Moderator: Michael Bravin – Canon Fellow

Panelists:
Christine Ng – Director and Cinematographer
Paul Hawxhurst – Canon Senior Professional Market Specialist

Join Canon Fellow Michael Bravin, Director/Cinematographer and new Canon Explorer of Light, Christine Ng, and Canon’s Senior Pro Market Specialist, Paul Hawxhurst, to screen and discuss the making of “Scary Good.”

Focusing on Christine’s creative challenges on this film, requiring low light performance, full frame shallow depth of field, pleasing skin tones and excellent image quality, all in a compact body, the new Cinema EOS C400 with Flex Zooms, new RF 17-120 zoom and new RF Primes.

2:00 PM

Igelkott Studios Presents

Virtual Production - The Untold Story

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50 min

Location: Screening Room 5

Seminar Details

In this presentation, Eric Hasso, director of ICVFX, will share his journey of creating a stand-alone, full-service virtual production company. He will discuss the production workflow no one is talking about and share behind-the-scenes footage from two number 1 international Netflix hits. Don’t miss this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity.

2:00 PM

Panasonic LUMIX Presents

LUMIX GH7: Enhance Your Professional Workflow

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50 min

Location: Screening Room 12

Seminar Details

Panasonic LUMIX has announced the GH7, a Micro Four Thirds hybrid mirrorless camera designed for professional photographers and videographers. The GH7 offers advanced video capabilities, including internal ProRes RAW and ARRI LogC3 recording, ensuring maximum sensor potential and high dynamic range. LUMIX Business Development Manager Mathew Frazer will present the GH7’s technical details, emphasizing its compatibility with professional production and post-production workflows.

3:00 PM

Sony Presents

Filmmaker Renan Ozturk on the Sony BURANO

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50 min

Location: Screening Room 12

Seminar Details

From filming celebrity Jared Leto on scaling the top of the Empire State Building to car commercials for GMC to the peaks of mountain ranges for National Geographic, Director and DP Renan Ozturk’s career has taken him to some extreme locations. Awarded National Geographic’s Adventurer of the Year title in 2013, Ozturk and his production company, Expedition Studios, has gone on to film commercials for everyone from Apple, Porsche, GMC as well as films for Netflix, Disney +. His goal has always been to deliver heartfelt stories and world-class visuals. We catch up with Renan to go behind the scenes of his latest shoot and where he sees the Sony BURANO fitting into his kit.

4:00 PM

Cine Brands Munich Presents

Freelensing Cine® - The Universal Tilt, Shift & Swing System

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50 min

Location: Screening Room 5

Seminar Details

Experience unparalleled creative freedom with Freelensing Cine®, the universal Tilt, Shift & Swing System that empowers filmmakers to achieve limitless cinematic possibilities.

Unleash the true potential of your lenses and explore groundbreaking perspectives with precise control over focus, horizon, and perspective. Works with ARRI Alexa Mini, Mini LF, 35, Sony Venice 1 & 2, RED V-Raptor XL, V-Raptor and DSMC2.

Join us at our seminar to discover how Freelensing Cine® revolutionizes filmmaking and elevates your storytelling to new heights.

4:15 PM

Got Agent?

Moderator: Jay Holben, Producer/Director/Writer

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50 min

Location: Steven J Ross Theater

Seminar Details

Moderator: Jay Holben, Producer/Director/Writer

Back by popular demand, Cine Gear Expo 2024 presents “Got Agent?” a panel of top industry agents and publicists ready to share expertise on getting the best filmmaking career representation amid the current fast-changing environment and beyond. The panel of experts will discuss “must-haves,” ways to stand out against the competition, how to meet the right team, manage expectations, and establish a personal brand.

4:45 PM

RED Presents

Unleashing Creativity

Speakers: Jeff Cronenweth, ASC, Erik Messerchmidt, ASC and Wally Pfister, ASC, BSC, DGA

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50 min

Location: Screening Room 12

Seminar Details

Discover how short-form content serves as a catalyst for creativity, propelling filmmakers to push the boundaries of their craft. Explore the transformative power of experimentation with cutting-edge tools and techniques, as world renowned filmmakers reveal how they infuse innovation into their storytelling. Join Academy Award-nominee Jeff Cronenweth, ASC, and Oscar-winners Erik Messerschmidt, ASC, and Wally Pfister, BSC, ASC, DGA in conversation with RED Digital Cinema’s Naida Albright. (Panelists subject to availability.)

5:00 PM

AbelCine Presents

2024 Fresh Perspectives in Cinematography

Moderator: Gabriel Mays (Click for Bio)

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1 hr 50 min

Location: Screening Room 5

Seminar Details

The five recipients of the 2024 Fresh Perspectives in Cinematography grant will screen trailers and clips from their films and then take part in a moderated panel/Q&A. The Fresh Perspectives grant is offered by AbelCine in partnership with the ASC, ARRI, and Goldcrest Post. For more information on the grant as well as this year’s recipients, visit https://www.abelcine.com/articles/news/company-news/2024-fresh-perspectives-in-cinematography-grant-recipients-announced

5:15 PM

Blackmagic Presents

Racing Cinematography with Flying Lap Media

Speaker: Chris Ortenburger - Flying Lap Media

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50 min

Location: Steven J Ross Theater

Seminar Details

Chris Ortenburger has been shooting the highest forms of motorsports for years. His unique style and captivating imagery captures both the excitement and glamour of racing at every level. Come learn his process in shooting events like from 24 Hours of Daytona to IndyCar, and how tools like full frame sensors, compact camera systems and a powerful post production workflow help make this challenging job much easier.

5:45 PM

ShotDeck Presents

Before the Gear: Perfecting Your LookBook

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50 min

Location: Screening Room 12

Seminar Details

In partnership with the Alliance of Women Directors, ShotDeck presents a special panel discussing the essential conversations directors have for crafting their perfect LookBook. See the in-depth designs that set a clear vision for a successful pitch and/or pre-pro, including the vital ideas that make for great meetings with Producers, Department Heads, Casting, and more! BONUS: Check out an interactive ShotDeck demo and learn more about their annual Recreations Contest with more than $60k available in prizes.

6:30 PM

Cine Gear Expo Presents

Screening of “Furiosa: A Mad Max Saga”

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2 hrs 30 min

Location: Steven J Ross Theater

7:00 PM

Expo Closes

8:00 PM
Reception and Awards Ceremony
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3 hrs

Location: TBD

Day 1

Fri., June 7, 2024

Day 2

Sat., June 8, 2024

Day 3

Sun., June 9, 2024

9:00 AM
Badge Registration Opens
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1 hr

10:00 AM

Expo Floor Opens

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7 hrs

9:00 AM

WarnerBrothers Discovery Presents

The HBO Camera Assessment Series 2023

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1 hr 50 min

Location: Steven J Ross Theater

Seminar Details

This sixth installment of the HBO Camera Assessment Series (CAS) is a unique project that seeks to create a rich, expansive image library for the Warner Brothers Discovery family. CAS 2023 features 35mm film, Alexa Mini, Venice 2, V-Raptor, Ursa 12k, and Alexa 35 in environments stressed with colors, patterns, skin tones, dynamic range, image elasticity, mixed color, and available light. Our goal is not to determine the “best” camera, but the appropriate one for each scenario.

10:15 AM

ACT Entertainment Presents

Getting to Know grandMA3

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1 hr 30 min

Location: Screening Room 5

Seminar Details

ACT Academy invites you to get hands-on with the grandMA3 console! This session will offer an overview of the grandMA3 hardware and software capabilities, how they are used in various entertainment scenarios, as well as the core concepts behind controlling today’s most complex and capable lighting fixtures. Focused on how to get from your first showfile to your first live playback, this session breaks down the grandMA3 platform into approachable pieces for new learners as well as seasoned lighting professionals.
10:15 AM
IATSE Local 600 Presents

The Art & Science of Camera Motion

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1 hr

Location: Screening Room 12

Seminar Details

Motion pictures move. The options for how and why cinematographers and directors choose to use camera motion to tell the story are exploding with the evolution of cameras and high-tech support options. Join some of ICG Local 600’s leading Directors of Photography and Camera Operators in a discussion of employing camera moves large and small to define emotion, add impact and sculpt audience involvement with the story.

11:00 AM
Blackmagic Presents

Introducing Blackmagic Design’s Flagship URSA Cine 12K LF

Speakers: Vance Burberry ASC, ACS and Tim Schumann, Blackmagic Design

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50 mins

Location: Steven J Ross Theater

Seminar Details

Join us as Cinematographer Vance Burberry ASC, ACS and Product Manager Tim Schumann from Blackmagic Design share their insights and talk about Vance’s hands on experience shooting with the recently announced URSA Cine 12K LF camera system. Come learn how this cutting edge camera system is setting a new benchmark for today’s high end cinema cameras.
11:45 AM
Canon Presents

Making “Scary Good” with Canon’s new Cinema EOS C400

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50 min

Location: Screening Room 12

Seminar Details

Moderator: Michael Bravin – Canon Fellow

Panelists:
Christine Ng – Director and Cinematographer
Paul Hawxhurst – Canon Senior Professional Market Specialist

Join Canon Fellow Michael Bravin, Director/Cinematographer and new Canon Explorer of Light, Christine Ng, and Canon’s Senior Pro Market Specialist, Paul Hawxhurst, to screen and discuss the making of “Scary Good.”

Focusing on Christine’s creative challenges on this film, requiring low light performance, full frame shallow depth of field, pleasing skin tones and excellent image quality, all in a compact body, the new Cinema EOS C400 with Flex Zooms, new RF 17-120 zoom and new RF Primes.

12:00 PM

Society of Camera Operators Presents

Women Camera Operators of Unscripted

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50 min

Location: Screening Room 5

Seminar Details

Join this lively discussion filled with on set tips, stories, and how to’s from distinguished women camera operators. Ergonomics, stabilization tools, planning and proper breathing and posture for extended shots will be presented giving the audience next steps for greater storytelling skills. Presented by the Society of Camera Operators with support from SONY.

12:00 PM

Panasonic LUMIX Presents

LUMIX GH7: ARRI LogC3 Workflow for “The Cookie Jar”

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50 mins

Location: Steven J Ross Theater

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Filmmaker and LUMIX Ambassador Ben Staley used the new Panasonic LUMIX GH7 for his short film “The Cookie Jar.” Discover how Staley, with Director of Photography Joseph Seif and colorist Greg White, achieved cinematic quality by recording in ARRI LogC3, using the ARRI ALEXA Mini LF as the A camera and the Micro Four Thirds GH7 as the B and crash camera. Their use of unique lenses and innovative tools added to the GH7’s professional filmmaking capabilities.

12:45 PM

Clean Mobile Power Initiative Presents

Accelerating Zero-Emission Solutions Through the Clean Mobile Power Initiative

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50 mins

Location: Screening Room 12

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How do we continue to meet the power demands of a production, while reducing the carbon emissions associated with filming? Through next-generation, zero-emission power technologies such as battery energy storage systems (BESS) and hydrogen power units. Learn from members of the Clean Mobile Power Initiative, co-founded by Netflix and The Walt Disney Company, about new solutions being developed specifically for the film and TV industry. The conversation will explore how clean technologies can be implemented, the benefits they can provide — to productions, our health, and our planet – and what’s needed to transition to a cleaner future, together as an industry.

Moderator: Caroline Winslow, Manager, Clean Energy Technologies at Third Derivative

Panelists: 

  • Shannon Bart, Senior Manager, Sustainability & Productions at Netflix
  • Mark Wilton, Director, Sustainable Energy at Sunbelt Rentals
  • Brandon Geller, Director, Sustainability at Sunset Studios
  • Brian Lee, Key Assistant Location Manager
1:00 PM
American Society of Cinematographers Presents

Dialogue with ASC Cinematographers

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90 mins

Location: Steven J Ross Theater

Click For Master Class Details

Join George Mooradian, ASC, as he moderates this panel discussion filled with formal and informal conversations and questions from the audience.
Panelists (subject to change): Rachel Morrison, ASC, Edu Grau, ASC, Adam Bricker, ASC, Polly Morgan, ASC, Joan Churchill, ASC, Alice Brooks, ASC, Nancy Schreiber, ASC

1:00 PM

Markus Förderer/Cineflares Presents

Markus Förderer ASC presents Cineflares: Using Cine Lenses for Creative Storytelling

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50 min

Location: Screening Room 5

Seminar Details

Join us for a seminar with Markus Förderer ASC, cinematographer of RED NOTICE, I ORIGINS, and CONSTELLATION, and guests: Ed Lachman ASC, (EL CONDE, CAROL, THE VIRGIN SUICIDES) and Polly Morgan ASC, (BACK TO BLACK, A QUIET PLACE PART II) as they showcase cinematography techniques and discuss the creative use of cine lenses for visual storytelling. The seminar will include examples from the interactive Cineflares lens flare database, allowing filmmakers to discover and compare hundreds of cine lenses.

2:45 PM

DrivingPlates.com Presents

Poor Man's Process: Shooting Convincing Vehicle Scenes on LED without Breaking the Budget

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50 min

Location: Screening Room 5

Seminar Details

What codec do I need? What LUT? What about stitching? Join DrivingPlates.com for an insightful seminar on the use of dynamic multi-camera synced plates in film and television production. Discover industry techniques and tips from experts who have collaborated on top-tier projects worldwide to achieve seamless and authentic results, whether it’s a bus, race car, off-road truck, horse-drawn carriage, RV, train or a boat. Don’t miss this opportunity to enhance your production’s realism and efficiency.

With offices in LA, NYC, London, Toronto, Tokyo and India, DrivingPlates.com has been your trusted partner for 360 plates since 2011.

2:45 PM
RED Presents

Building Cinematic Worlds

Speakers: Eric Branco, Alice Brooks, ASC, Markus Förderer, ASC, BVK and Polly Morgan, ASC, BSC

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50 min

Location: Screening Room 12

Seminar Details

Embark on a journey with acclaimed filmmakers as they unveil the intricacies of world-building in storytelling. Learn firsthand about their collaborative prowess with key departments, mastery of remote camera systems, and adept handling of extreme environments. Join award-winning filmmakers Eric Branco, Alice Brooks, ASC, Markus Förderer, ASC, BVK and Polly Morgan, ASC, BSC as they unveil the fusion of talent and technology that immerses audiences in unforgettable narratives. Moderated by RED Digital Cinema’s Naida Albright.(Panelists subject to availability.)

3:15 PM

Sony Presents

ASC Clubhouse Conversations: Shogun with Sam McCurdy ASC, BSC

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50 min

Location: Steven J Ross Theater

Seminar Details

Join us for a live taping of ASC Clubhouse Conversations at Cine Gear Los Angeles sponsored by Sony. In this episode, Director of Photography Sam McCurdy, ASC, BSC discusses his work on FX series Shogun – the critically-acclaimed series based on the 1975 book by James Clavell. Set in the 17th Century, the story is told from the perspective of British hero John Blackthorne, a sailor who rises from outsider to samurai, while being used as a pawn in Japanese leader Toranaga’s struggle to reach the top of the ruling chain, or Shogun.

3:45 PM

American Film Institute Presents

The Future of Filmmaking with Stephen Lighthill, ASC

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50 min

Location: Screening Room 5

Seminar Details

Hosted by the AFI Conservatory, this panel discussion will offer insights into the future of filmmaking and feature AFI Cinematography Discipline Head Stephen Lighthill, ASC and notable AFI alumni and faculty. Topics will include career opportunities, new industry trends, storytelling methods and the incorporation of Artificial Intelligence.

3:45 PM

Aputure Presents

The Future of Lighting and Collaboration

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50 min

Location: Screening Room 12

Seminar Details

Many technologies have emerged in the lighting industry that keep blurring lines between departments. Our guests have pioneered not only the use of these technologies, but also the true collaborative spirit to combine visual effects department work with lighting department work at all stages of production. This discussion will address the nuances, nature, and implications of this collaboration upon the future of motion picture production.

4:10 PM

Kondor Blue and CRATERR Present

NO VACANCY: The Future of Influencer Marketing

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50 min

Location: Steven J Ross Theater

Seminar Details

This captivating short film brought together six talented YouTube Creators and four iconic Brands in an unforgettable creative adventure. Set against the stunning backdrop of the Californian desert, “No Vacancy” is fueled by passion, creativity, and a killer script – the perfect proof-of-concept for a feature film. Join the Crew with Writer and Director Jay Sherer to experience the film and see how CRATERR is changing the influencer marketing game.

5:00 PM

Expo Closes

Day 1

Fri., June 7, 2024

Day 2

Sat., June 8, 2024

Day 3

Sun., June 9, 2024

1:00 PM

Master Class – Lensflares for Creative Use

Presented by: Markus Förderer, ASC, BVK

Location: Creamsource North America, 633 S. San Fernando Blvd. Burbank, CA 91502

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2 hr

All event descriptions, times, locations, and participants are subject to change. Check our website for updates.

Gabriel Mays

AbelCine Director of Rental
As Director of Rental, Gabriel Mays oversees growth of Rental by nurturing business relationships and unifying the customer experience nationwide. In his previous role as the LA Rental Manager, Gabriel worked with producers, cinematographers, and assistant camera operators to provide the highest level of customer service possible. He also ensured that all their equipment needs are met on budget. Before coming to AbelCine in 2015, Gabriel previously worked as a Communications Instructor and Electronic Media Engineer at a private university. He taught various courses in electronic media, including film, broadcasting, and digital arts. Gabriel is an award-winning cinematographer, director, producer, and editor known for his innovative research and implementation of new film techniques. He was also one of the first to implement HDSLR cameras into filmmaking. He has been the cinematographer on dozens of independent films, documentaries, and music videos.